When the waters finally calmed, Blizzard took to Twitter with the following message. That’s because some nefarious individuals launched a DDOS attack on the service. In fact, all of Blizzard’s U.S. servers were down for an extended period last night. Sony and Microsoft undergo similar attacks on a regular basis and are especially prone to such attacks during the holidays.
GAMING SERVICES were hit with a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack that forced users to eat Cheetos while not screaming at total strangers.
This isn’t the first time the group has attacked a gaming company.
Blizzard has suffered an attack on its servers that halted access to many of its games. By about 11:45 p.m., Blizzard sent out the above tweet giving gamers the all clear to jump back online. Given some of the realm stability issues caused by the service interruptions, there may be some log loss when loot is dropped or crafting occurs.
A DDoS attack targeting game developer Blizzard’s servers has disrupted gamers from logging into popular games such as Diablo 3 and World of Warcraft. From the looks of it, a Blizzard employee’s Outlook account was hacked which lead to personal information and contact lists with information about other Blizzard employees being found. Maybe the hacking group felt their fellow gamers were being wronged (they weren’t) and this was their grand form of retaliation. They have teased that they have “more to come” without explaining what they plan to do next.